As areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy slowly began a massive reconstruction effort on Wednesday, thousands of residents in Hoboken, N.J., remained stranded due to high floodwaters. Mayor Dawn Zimmer said as many as 20,000 of the city's 50,000 people needed aid, prompting the National Guard to begin a large-scale rescue operation. Hoboken officials have yet to report any fatalities. Two babies — one five days old, and the other three weeks old — were among the first rescued.
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